The characters featured on public access were rarely custom made. Often they were created by cannibalizing various stuffed animals to create new appearances. Greg the Bunny was conceived as a character who would host the public access series. As the shows progressed, more puppets were added to the cast and the show concentrated more heavily on Greg’s daily life.
GREG THE BUNNY
Our button-eyed hero. Performed by Dan Milano, Greg launched "Junktape" from the first episode. Once a soft-spoken stoner with a meek Brooklyn accent, based loosely on Woody Allen and the “Sol Rosenberg” character created by “The Jerky Boys.” But his personality soon changed into the voice and attitude that has remains today. The original show chronicled the physical and mental torture he endured by the show's creators, which ultimately left him jobless and homeless in "The Last Supper" episode.
TOKEN PABLO SANCHEZ
Trapped inside the wooden body of a hand-made Mexican marionette, this poor soul had no choice but to live out his days as a blatant Mexican stereotype. Hard-drinkin' and up for a cat-fight, token first appeared in the "Surprise Lunch" episode of Junktape, and later appeared on IFC in "El Mariachi". Token was performed by Dan Milano.
Created by Chris Bergoch and performed by Dan Milano, Wumpus is the goofy thespian monster who auditions for Spencer and Sean in "Surprise Lunch," and is later accosted by Spencer in "Time Squared." A fun fact -- the Wumpus was originally supposed to be our trivia correspondent for the IFC show. But in an attempt to bleach his fur white, he was horribly mangled and left to die on the roof of Dan's old 7th Street apartment building. He was immediately replaced by young newcomer Warren The Ape. But Wumpus would appear again (in a new body) in 2005, when he was added to the cast of the “Greg the Bunny Film Parodies” on IFC.
ZACHARIAH THE CLOWN
This hyperactive clown, whose special talent is "juggling molecules" first appeared in the "Surprise Lunch" episode. He reappeared to do a swan dive off the Carter Hotel in "Time Squared." The only puppet on Junktape not performed by Milano. His voice and soul belong to Spencer Chinoy.
SPENCER AND SEAN
Only heard off-camera or seen from the neck down, Spencer and Sean were the actual co-producers/directors of Junktape. They would interact with Greg from behind their cameras, giving true reality to Greg's relationship with the show. In general, Spencer was the "Bad Cop," frustrated by Greg to the point of being abusive. Sean was the "Good Cop", giggling mischeviously from behind camera as he'd initiate conflict between the other two and then sit back and watch the fur fly.